What do you need?
A day to the mountains for the most of us without a mountainside lodge means packing the car or riding on a bus and lugging around tons of snowboarding gear. It might be obvious that to go snowboarding means you have to have a snowboard, snowboard boots, and bindings but as any seasoned snowboarder will tell you that going snowboarding requires much more gear than a snowboard, boots, and bindings. Snowboarding gear has evolved to the point that having the right gear can turn a cruddy day on the hill to the best day on the mountain and it all starts with what you wear and what you ride. The first thing you need to do is form a checklist of items that are necessary for snowboarding using this gear list will keep you warm and dry…the switch 7's are up to you.
|Despite having an initial reputation as an “extreme” sport, the popularity of snowboarding has grown by leaps and bounds. Whether you’re just getting started, enjoy the occasional day out on the mountain, or are an expert “shredder,” you’ll find all the equipment you need, from snowboards, boots, and bindings to apparel, goggles, and tuning kits, right here on Zumiez.|
Select a Snowboard
Choosing the right snowboard for your style is important. Are you looking for speed, agility, or a mixture of both? There are basically three types of snowboards: freestyle snowboards, freeride snowboards, and alpine snowboards. Popular choices include K2 snowboards, Burton snowboards, Rossignol snowboards, and Salomon snowboards.
The most important things to consider when buying a snowboard are your riding style and experience level. Freestyle snowboards and freeride snowboards are generally better for beginners, while alpine snowboards are designed for anyone who wants to get down that mountain fast.
Buy Snowboard Boots & Bindings
Without snowboard bindings and specialized snowboarding boots, controlling your snowboard would be close to impossible.
Without snowboard bindings, you wouldn’t be able to steer or control your snowboard, and it would be pretty difficult to keep your feet attached to the board, too. There are five main types of snowboard bindings: strap bindings, step-in bindings, flow-in bindings, plate bindings, and baseless bindings.
Popular snowboard binding choices include Salomon snowboard bindings, SP snowboard bindings, Forum snowboard bindings, and Atomic snowboard bindings.
Along with bindings, snowboard boots transfer your body movement to the snowboard. They also protect your feet and ankles from the twists and torque of snowboarding, as well as the cold. There are three main types of snowboard boots available: soft boots, hard boots, and hybrids.
Get Essential Snowboarding Accessories
Boots, bindings, and snowboards will get the job done, but you’ll need some additional items to make your day more pleasant.
Find Snowboarding Gear on Zumiez
Once you know what type of Snowboarding Equipment you want, go to the Sporting Goods portal, click Snowboarding, and start searching for item listings on Zumiez.
If you can't find exactly what you want, shop Zumiez Stores, tell the Zumiez Community what you want by creating a post on Want It Now, or save a search on My Zumiez and Zumiez will email you when a match becomes available.
Buy Snowboard Gear With Confidence
Before making your purchase, make sure you know exactly what you're buying, research your seller, and understand how Zumiez and PayPal protect you.
Know your purchase
Carefully read the details in item listings.
In the unlikely event that you don't receive your item or it is not as described, Zumiez Buyer Protection will cover your purchase price plus original shipping.